Ecclesiastes 12:7-9 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
7 So our bodies return
Respect and Obey God
9 I was a wise teacher with much understanding, and I collected a number of proverbs that I had carefully studied.
Ecclesiastes 12:7-9 New International Version (NIV)
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
8 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.[a]
The Conclusion of the Matter
9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.